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August 17, 2018 5:30 AM Messi sentenced for illegally owning gun

Matias Messi, brother of Barcelona star Lionel Messi, has been sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm. Messi received a 2 ½-year prison sentence on Thursday, but will not go to jail. La Capital Newspaper reports that he was instead ordered to perform community service. The decision was reached under a deal with investigating prosecutors. The weapon 20

August 1, 2018 11:20 AM Russia’s ‘Pussy Riot’ World Cup pitch invaders freed from jail, lawyer says –

Four members of Russia’s anti-Kremlin “Pussy Riot’’ punk band who staged a pitch invasion during the football World Cup final have been released from police custody. They were detained for 16 days and have now been released, their lawyer said on Wednesday. The group served a 15-day sentence for running onto the pitch wearing police uniforms during the second 17

July 31, 2018 2:35 PM Man slaps wife to death in Lagos

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, remanded a 47-year-old man, Premie Imafidon, for allegedly slapping his wife to death. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Maria Dauda, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 15 around 7.00 pm at No. 25, Apata St., Agege, Lagos. She said that the accused slapped his wife, Hope who was 42, which 21

July 27, 2018 12:06 PM Cristiano Ronaldo Fined €3.2m In Tax Evasion Case

Cristiano Ronaldo will be fined 3.2 million Euros (3.7 million dollars) and sentenced to 24 months in prison, a sentence he is unlikely to serve, after settling a tax evasion case with Spanish tax authorities, the prosecutor said on Friday. The 33-year-old is accused of evading 5.7 million euros in taxes. He has denied the allegations. Ronaldo is unlikely 30

July 18, 2018 9:24 PM EPL: Mourinho reveals strikers he’ll use, laments absence of Lukaku, Sanchez

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has revealed players he will use as strikers at the beginning of the season. The former Chelsea boss ruled out Alexis Sanchez for United’s pre-season trip to the United States, adding that Romelu Lukaku would not be available for the start of the season. Sanchez was unable to travel after he was denied a visa, as a result 24

July 18, 2018 1:22 AM Army court-martials soldiers, hands death sentence, life terms for various offences– The Sun News

A General Court-Martial (GCM) set up by the Nigerian Army has sentenced 13 soldiers to death and life imprisonment for offences ranging from manslaughter, murder, torture to assault and arson. This is even as the army has reiterated its commitment in the fight against terrorism in the North East, and other internal security operations across the country 24

July 4, 2018 7:47 PM Husband remanded for beating wife to death over N200

For allegedly beating his wife to death over N200, Henry Anaele, was on Wednesday remanded in prison by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court. The Chief Magistrate, Mr O.O. Olatunji, said the accused should be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public prosecutions (DPP). Anaele, 40, whose plea was not taken, had appeared 29

June 15, 2018 4:48 PM Cristiano Ronaldo ‘accepts prison sentence’ for tax evasion

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reportedly accepted a suspended prison sentence, to settle his tax fraud case. Ronaldo was accused by Spanish prosecutors in June last year, of defrauding tax authorities of €14.8m (£12.9m). He denied the charges when he appeared in court last summer, but the case has still not been settled. El Mundo reports 27

June 13, 2018 3:48 PM Five kidnappers to die by firing squad in Adamawa

The convicts, Gambo Musa, Mana Musa, Abdu Baba and Mohammed Muazu (who died in custody), were found guilty of abduction and armed robbery. The convicts were said to have robbed and abducted the Adamawa House of Assembly member representing Toungo constituency, Adamu Usman, and a retired civil servant, Wilson Gundiri. Delivering judgement, the judge 33

June 13, 2018 11:00 AM How ex-Gov Dariye begged for mercy before 14-year prison sentence

Joshua Dariye, a former governor of Plateau state, was on Tuesday sentenced to 14 years in prison. A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Gudu, Abuja, found him guilty of misappropriating N1.16 billion Ecological Fund meant for the state. Justice Adebukola Banjoko also found Dariye guilty of criminal breach of trust as regards N250 million issued 34